Capital Tonight: Exec. Director Dan Egan discusses why the need for food continues

Capital Tonight: Exec. Director Dan Egan discusses why the need for food continues

Watch Segment September 2, 2022 -- Inflation is the primary reason that so many New Yorkers are experiencing hunger. We have to pay our rent or mortgage. We have to keep the lights on. We have to pay to gas up the car. But food is something families can control and many are now turning to food banks to supplement their meals. On this National Food Bank Day, Dan Egan, the executive director of Feeding New York State, an organization that represents food banks all over New York, discussed why food banks are stretched to capacity this year. “There may be this false belief that we’re not in lockdown anymore, because the unemployment numbers look much better than they did a year ago, that there might be less need,” Egan said. “In fact, we’re seeing equal or greater need right now.”

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Commissioner Seggos and Feeding New York State Announce One-Million-Pound Milestone in Ongoing Food Waste and Donation Initiative

Commissioner Seggos and Feeding New York State Announce One-Million-Pound Milestone in Ongoing Food Waste and Donation Initiative

Read Press Release Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Feeding New York State, the state association of New York's 10 Feeding America member food banks, today announced that a total of one million pounds of food was donated to hungry New Yorkers as part of the ongoing implementation of the State's Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.

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Feeding New York State Statement on White House Conference

Feeding New York State Statement on White House Conference

Read Press Release Albany, NY - May 4, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds President Biden and Congress for convening the first Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years.

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Food Preference Survey 2021 Executive Summary

Food Preference Survey 2021 Executive Summary

Understanding individuals’ food needs and preferences is a critical element to addressing food insecurity with dignity and intention. In response to strategic initiatives and funders asking for stakeholder data, Feeding New York State developed a statewide food preference survey for food pantry guests to complete. Download Report

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Feeding New York State Statement on State Budget

Feeding New York State Statement on State Budget

Read Press Release Albany, NY - April 9, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds the Governor and state lawmakers for investing an additional $22 million in New York’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP).

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How New Laws on Surplus Food Will Impact Food Banks

Food Bank News: How New Laws on Surplus Food Will Impact Food Banks

Read Article March 28, 2022 -- Food banks in California and New York are preparing for a potential uptick in donations as grocers, restaurants and other food producers comply with new state laws that require them to donate surplus edible food, rather than send it to landfills.

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Times Union Commentary: Lawmakers, take these steps to fight hunger

Times Union Commentary: Lawmakers, take these steps to fight hunger

Read Article March 23, 2022 -- Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York state Legislature are working right now on a budget that determines funding levels for New York’s emergency food programs. Here in the Empire State, we take care of each other. And in that spirit we have but one simple ask for our elected officials: Do not leave struggling New Yorkers out in the cold.

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GEICO Philanthropic Foundation: $10,000

Grant for Fresh To Go Program - helping to transport wholesome boxes of fresh produce and dairy items for our members for immediate distribution to communities they serve.

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New York State Food Banks Host House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern for a Visit Focused on Local Solutions to Ending Hunger

MEDIA ADVISORY: New York State Food Banks Host House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern for a Visit Focused on Local Solutions to Ending Hunger

Read Advisory Albany, NY- November 26 2021 - New York State food banks and hunger advocacy organizations welcome Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, to New York City for a roundtable discussion focused on ending hunger in America. This visit is part of a series of Rules Committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America and examining the steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it.

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Feeding New York State & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Working Together to End Hunger and Food Waste

Feeding New York State & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Working Together to End Hunger and Food Waste

Read Announcement Albany, NY- September 15, 2021 - Feeding New York State, the support organization for the state’s network of ten food banks, is working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to implement a three-year plan to divert some 37 million pounds of perfectly edible, “excess” food from entering landfills and, instead, be donated to any one of the food banks, food pantries or hunger relief organizations around the state.

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